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10/19/2018: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Governmental Agencies Interaction and Resources

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 19, 2018 - 3:53 PM
The Coast Guard works with other governmental agencies and private partners to identify best practices and resources for cyber risk management. These key partnerships are important to help ensure efforts to combat cybersecurity issues are most efficiently managed. This article highlights [ Read Full Article ]

10/19/2018: Federal Register Notice: National Maritime Security Advisory Committee meeting

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 19, 2018 - 2:02 PM
As a courtesy to our audience, Maritime Commons will provide a daily compilation of nationally-relevant Federal Register Notices. To provide comments for the public record, follow the Federal Register link for each individual notice. Please note, the Coast Guard cannot […] [ Read Full Article ]

10/17/2018: U.S. Ballast Water Management Requirements: Operational limitations in type approval testing

Maritime CommonsWednesday, October 17, 2018 - 3:33 PM
This post provides information on a letter recently sent to the Coast Guard accepted independent laboratories providing guidance for evaluating manufacturer-identified operational limitations during type approval testing of ballast water management systems. The letter clarifies the responsibilities [ Read Full Article ]

10/17/2018: Credentials lost due to Hurricane Michael

Maritime CommonsWednesday, October 17, 2018 - 11:30 AM
In accordance with Federal Regulations, duplicate Merchant Mariner Credentials may be issued free of charge to mariners whose credentials were lost or destroyed as a result of Hurricane Michael or subsequent flooding. [ Read Full Article ]

10/17/2018: Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2019 annual review and revisions to methodology

Maritime CommonsWednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:08 AM
This rule would adjust the pilotage rates to account for anticipated traffic, an increase in the number of pilots, anticipated inflation, and surcharges for applicant pilots. The result is an increase in pilotage rates, due to adjustment for inflation and the addition of two pilots. [ Read Full Article ]

10/16/2018: Imposition of conditions of entry for certain vessels arriving to the United States from Iraq

Maritime CommonsTuesday, October 16, 2018 - 11:57 AM
The Coast Guard announced in a Federal Register notice Oct. 12, 2018 that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from Iraq, with the exception of several exempted port facilities. Conditions of entry are intended to protect the United States from vessels arriving from countries that [ Read Full Article ]

10/15/2018: Recap of North American Ice Service’s 16th annual meeting focusing on modernization of ice services

Maritime CommonsMonday, October 15, 2018 - 12:30 PM
The NAIS is a collaborative organization between the Ice Services of the United States and Canada that takes advantage of each members' strengths to provide seamless ice information to government and commercial maritime interests in the Polar Regions, North American waters, and the Great Lakes. [ Read Full Article ]

10/12/2018: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Fortifying the U.S. cyber protection and response posture

Maritime CommonsFriday, October 12, 2018 - 3:35 PM
As one of the lead agencies tasked with ensuring the safety and security of the Marine Transportation System and maritime critical infrastructure and key resources, the Coast Guard has invested heavily in cyber risk management efforts. These efforts focus on the Coast Guard Cyber Strategy’s three [ Read Full Article ]

10/11/2018: Coast Guard announces new Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook

Maritime CommonsThursday, October 11, 2018 - 12:00 PM
Today in the Coast Guard’s 8th District we announced the Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook, which outlines the Commandant’s long term vision to support and grow maritime commerce in the United States. In this post, Rear Adm. John Nadeau offers a few comments regarding the outlook and its three [ Read Full Article ]

10/11/2018: Ballast Water Management & Technology North America conference – Recap of presentation on extensions, type approval and next steps

Maritime CommonsThursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:26 AM
Continuing our coverage of September's Ballast Water Management and Technology North America conference, staff from the Office of Operating and Environmental Standards and the Marine Safety Center gave conference attendees an update on various aspects of the Coast Guard’s ballast water program. [ Read Full Article ]